Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Filmmaker Augusta Palmer Talks The Blues Society at Crosstown Arts
By Chris McCoy
on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 8:28 AM
The Rhodes College graduate and current Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York will screen her 2015 short film "A is for Aye Aye: An Abcderiean Adventure", and talk about her varied career, which has included both narrative fiction and documentary films, as well as works for children. The Blues Society
is a documentary chronicling the history and impact of the Memphis Country Blues Festival, which ran from 1966 to 1969 and was responsible for bringing blues music to a wider audience.
Palmer's appearance is the second event in a new speaker series presented by the group formerly known as Film Fatales Memphis. The organization is severing ties with the New York-based Film Fatales, changing their name to Memphis Women in Film, and widening their mission to promote a greater role for women in all aspects of the filmmaking art and business The series is co-sponsored by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. The evening will begin with a meet and greet at 6:30, followed by the presentation at 7 PM.
Filmmaker Augusta Palmer will discuss her new documentary The Blues Society at Crosstown Arts on Wednesday, September 7.